Suspect arrested in fatal hit-and-run near Port Orchard

SOUTHWORTH, Wash. — Troopers have arrested a suspect in the fatal hit-and-run near Port Orchard from last month.

On Monday afternoon, Trooper Russ Winger tweeted that the suspect was going to be booked at the Kitsap County Jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. The suspect's bail was set at $500,000.

On March 22, Katherine Phillips stopped to help a driver who was having car trouble. She was struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene in Southworth.

Phillips was a Washington State Ferries worker who had just finished her graveyard shift when she saw a driver stranded on Sedgwick Road at Peppermill Place Southeast, about three miles west of the Southworth Ferry Terminal, and stopped to help.

Trooper Russ Winger told the Kitsap Sun the suspect vehicle may be a gold or tan sedan with damage to the front headlight area and possibly with a "Toyota Camry-type body style."

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